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Question Hour in Odisha Assembly was washed out for the sixth consecutive Day

Bhubaneswar: 12/9/18:The Question Hour in Odisha Assembly was washed out for the sixth consecutive day today amid a ruckus by members of the opposition parties, who demanded a clarification from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the recent scams including the Omfed and Sapling scams.

The House was adjourned twice in the pre-lunch session as members tried to climb Speaker P K Amat’s podium, seeking action against defaulters.

As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, the opposition MLAs trooped into the Well, raising slogans against the ruling BJD.

The Congress legislators raked up the alleged sapling scam and sought to know the names of people involved in it.

“The Agriculture Minister has already acknowledged irregularities in sapling plantation project. He should now reveal the names of persons involved in corruption,” party’s chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati told reporters outside the Assembly.

Speaking to media persons, Leader of Opposition, Narasingha Mishra said, “The Agriculture Minister has accepted corrupt practices in the department. The house wants to know what action and remedial steps have been taken in this regard.”

The BJP members, on the other hand, created a pandemonium over alleged Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (Omfed) scam and cooperative bank irregularities.

“We want the CBI to probe into cooperative bank scam. Also, no action has been taken against those involved in sapling scam. The chief minister should clear his stance on these issues,” BJP MLA Rabi Naik said.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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